Experts want more citizens’ role in preparing third devt blueprint


Citizens should be more engaged in the planning of the country’s third Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS 3) if it is to deliver Rwanda to more prosperity in...

Cleared for take-off: RwandAir begins London flights


At exactly 12:55pm local time, RwandAir’s Airbus A330-300 took off from Kigali International Airport heading to Gatwick International Airport, London’s second busiest airport.

Study says local media weak in citizen-centred reporting


A survey dubbed 'Media and policymaking in Rwanda' has found that only 4.2 per cent of stories published by newspapers and broadcast by radio and TV stations come from citizens.

How improved banana growing has boosted livelihood in Kayonza


For many years, Eugene Rusanganwa used to practise traditional banana farming, resulting in low yields. This, he says, was due to rudimentary practices, lack of modern farming skills, and unavailability...

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, Health Ministry...

US Embassy pledges more support to Rwandan Muslims

The embassy of the United States of America in Rwanda has promised a stronger partnership with the Rwandan Muslim Community, especially in the sector of education.

New human rights commissioners sworn in

Three commissioners in the National Human Rights Commission were on Thursday sworn in at the Supreme Court.

10 vulnerable families in Gatsibo get cows

Ten families ranked under the first and second categories of Ubudehe were this week given two hybrid dairy cows each under the one-cow-per househould programme.

Manufacturers call for government-led industrialization as Kigali summit ends

There need for partnerships that are government led to take on large scale industrialization projects as a way of boosting the region’s manufacturing sector.

Read, write about the Genocide-Youth told


The Rwandan youth have been urged to extensively read and write books about the Genocide against the Tutsi, to know more about it and fight its denial from an informed...

Rwanda marks International museums day


Rwanda will Friday mark the International day of Museums, with a call for increased domestic tourism-specifically paying more attention on the significance of museums on the socio-economic transformation of the...

Kagame meets Wharton Business School students


President Paul Kagame yesterday evening hosted students of Wharton Business School from the US, who are on a three-day visit to Rwanda.

African Day: Call for freedom of mind


Members of the Rwandan Chapter of the Pan African Movement (PAM) and other Pan-Africanists gathered in Kigali, yesterday, to celebrate the African Liberation Day.

How region’s Diaspora community can spur the manufacturing sector


The East African Diaspora community can add great value to human and financial capital needed as the region embarks on a bold transformation agenda and seeks to end dependence on...

New REG boss says to prioritise off-grid energy


With about seven months left to 2018, the new Rwanda Energy Group (REG) chief executive, Ron Weiss, is reviewing targets of generating about 563 megawatts by next year to determine...

Police Week 2017: Ministers call for strengthened neighborhood watch


Ministers Esperance Nyirasafari of Gender and Family Promotion, and Dr Vincent Biruta of the Natural Resources have called on beneficiaries of solar power systems donated by Rwanda National Police (RNP)...

880 more families wiped out during Genocide identified


Genocide survivors have this year identified 886 families whose 4,256 members were wiped out during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Publishers: Lack of reading culture responsible for high production cost


The Ministry of Sports and Culture has said deepening the reading culture among Rwandans, competitiveness among writers as well reducing the cost of locally published books will expand the market...

RwandAir to take delivery of another new Boeing

RwandAir has acquired yet another Boeing 737-800 Next Generation that the national carrier hopes will boost its capacity and competitiveness. The brand new aircraft, christened “Muhabura,” is expected to depart...

The global alcohol business is expanding in Africa and that’s bad news for health

The alcohol industry is doing exactly what the tobacco industry did several decades ago to ensure growth and increase profits: expanding into Africa as an underdeveloped market.

Japan donates Rwf1.2bn towards relief of Burundian refugees

The World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday received from the Japanese government 165 million Japanese Yen (Rwf1.2 billion) which will go towards food and nutrition relief for over 55,000 Burundian refugees...

Has the gospel music industry come of age?


IT has produced hits that rule the airwaves. In secular night clubs, it is common to dance to a gospel hit. Gospel music concerts are some of the most attended...

SPONSORED: HYGEBAT Quality construction works, contributing to Rwanda’s evolving skyline


Société d’Hydraulique, Génie Civil et Bâtiment (HYGEBAT) was established in 1995 to operate in the construction industry. Since then the company has gained very solid experience in this field and...

Police connects over 200 houses with solar energy in Nyarugenge and Bugesera


Rwanda National Police has connected 216 households in Nyarugenge and Bugesera districts with solar home systems as part of the ongoing social protection programmes to mark the force’s 17th anniversary...